You must pay a non-refundable application fee to begin the application process. If you are eligible for a certificate, you will also need to pay your annual fee to receive your certificate.
Please include your payment of $395 with your application form if you are submitting a paper-based application. Online applicants will be required to pay electronically before we accept your application. We cannot create a file for you until the application fee is paid.
You must also pay an annual fee of $80 to receive your certificate. Once you are a certified teacher, you will need to pay the annual fee by May 31 each year to maintain a valid certificate. Please note that boards and authorities are required to deduct the annual fee from the certificate holders they employ. You must also pay an annual fee to keep your certificate valid. For the first year that you are a certified teacher, you pay a pro-rated fee based on when you become a certified teacher. We will not issue your certificate until you have paid this fee.
Certificates issued June 1 - November 30
Certificates issued December 1 - March 31
Certificates issued April 1 - May 31
* Includes $40 pro-rated fee for the remainder of the current school year plus the full $80 annual fee for the following school year.
If you qualify for a certificate, we will notify you in writing to tell you how much you must pay for your annual fee.
You can pay by money order or bank draft payable to the Minister of Finance and send it to the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.
You can also pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express by completing the credit card authorization portion on page 1 of the Application for Teacher's Certificate of Qualification Form or online if using the online application process. Please note: credit card data should not be emailed.
You may need to pay other fees to complete your application. These may include the cost to translate documents and the cost of a language proficiency test.
If some of your documents are in languages other than English or French, you will need to have them translated according to our Translation Policy. Translation costs may be quite high, depending on the hourly rate of the translator you hire and the length of the documents.
You will also need to pay for a language proficiency test if you completed any post-secondary studies in a country where the only official language is not English or French. The cost for these tests depends on the provider (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) you select.